Gov. Snyder reneges on promise to release Flint water emails this morning

Water protest

By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker

A seemingly apologetic Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday promised to release e-mails related to the Flint water crisis this morning but has failed to deliver.

Gov. Rick Snyder
Gov. Rick Snyder

Snyder’s office told Motor City Muckraker today that the emails will not be released in the morning as promised by the governor during the State of the State.

It’s unclear what caused the delay, but his office said the emails will be released sometime later today.

Snyder pledged to release all water-related e-mails from 2014 and 2015 and post them on his government website.

“It’s simply not enough to release handpicked emails that tell the public only what Gov. Snyder wants them to know about the poisoning of Flint’s water,” said Melanie McElroy, executive director of Common Cause Michigan. “That’s not accountability. It’s time to do what they they do in 48 other states – apply the Freedom of Information Act to the Governor’s office so we can get answers of what happened in Flint. We will not stop pressuring the Governor to apply this most basic of anti-corruption measures to his office.”

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • Robert Klauka

    Flint is Snyder’s Chernobyl.

  • jerryc48134

    He delayed the release so they can edit everything out he don’t want us to know

  • Jan D

    Where did you get the giant head?

    • Green_Nuke

      Probably from being in charge of Gateway Computers. Or isn’t that what you meant?

  • Paul Weinberg

    It would be kind if he stepped down before he is impeached, in the midst of an emergency he caused.

  • Paul Weinberg

    It would be kind if he stepped down before he is impeached, in the midst of an emergency he caused.

  • Frank Rossman

    Listen to Police Chief Gunderson’s words on the Poisoning of Flint.

    “And for what? A little bit of money.

    There more to life than a little money, yah know.

    Dontcha know that?”

  • Frank Rossman

    Is there any power that Gov. Snyder answer to? I would suggest he get on down to North Westminster Presbyterian Church on MLK Blvd and chat with Rev. Timothy Chon on the morality of the Flint Water Crisis. To see how important Presbyterians believe fresh, clean water to be.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      Thats not how it works. So if i value it more than a Presbyterian, they have to meet or exceed an arbitrary quality level.

      I do not wish bad on them, but if they take their relgion serious and that really is a thing, then they should dave a DI machine abd reverse osmosis.

      • Frank Rossman

        Gov. Snyder claims to be a Presbyterian. I’m asking he review his Faith’s policies in regards to clean drinking water.

  • Frank Rossman

    Seriously Rick, get to church and have those Demons of Greed and Devils of Status exorcised. For the sake of your soul and souls of those you have hurt, and continue to hurt. The people of Michigan are forgiving, but you have to truly admit your sin.

  • Frank Rossman

    Sorry Rick, you cannot brand this as a sequel of a natural disaster. Now, if I was to think of man-made disasters to compare this to, I would go with: Union Carbide pesticide gas leak in Bhopal India. West Fertilizer Company explosion in West, Texas, Freedom Industries containment tank lead into the Elk River Charleston W. Virginia. These are your peers, Rick. All decisions made by men to make profits for corporate interests. Don’t ever compare your actions to god, or the natural mechinations of the Universe.

    • javierjuanmanuel

      I was thinking more like epa pouring acid into the river in colorado a few months back

  • Frank Rossman

    The Governor Snyder plan for Flint: 1. Evacuate Flint 2. Raze Flint 3. Complete KWA pipeline to ensure fresh water for Executive class who will move into….4. New Pulte community built on the ash and bone of Old Flint. Prices starting in the $350,000. Move in as early as Spring 2017

  • Frank Rossman

    Snyder aint no freakin’ monument to justice!

  • David Zaiss

    Re-move Trickster, the re-neger, to Flint!

  • Glenn Clayton

    This is what Snyder his DEQ and HIS Water Company that took
    over the Flint Water system is hiding!!!

    There was information about the Dioxins in the Flint River
    on the MIDEQ and MDHHS web site BUT it was deleted!!!!! WHY?????

    With all the information that the Flint River is contaminated
    with Dioxins WHY did Snyder approve pumping water from it,, WHEN HIS water
    company was to pump from Lake Huron?
    Cost cutting to put more money into his pockets!!!

    It seems that with Snyder AG investigating, with documents
    already missing and information on the internet being deleted that a BIG cover up is going on!!!!

    AND WHY is the News media NOT reporting any of this!!!

    Just goggle Vietnam kids Agent Orange and you will see what
    Snyder did to the people of flint!!!

    And what about ALL the people that stop in Flint and drank
    the water????

    Republican controlled Detroit news are reporting that the EM
    was not running Flint in 2013!!!!!